CFO Moves this week include:
|GE||Mattel, Inc.||Pier 1 Imports, Inc.|
|Alorica||American Education Center, Inc.||Savi™|
|Purchasing Power, LLC||AtScale||E.W. Scripps Company|
|Berkeley Research Group||G5||Xcaliber International|
|CSDC||BIOLASE, Inc.||Health Catalyst|
|Savi™||Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc.||FVCbank|
|2e Creative||Welltower Inc.||Arsanis, Inc.|
|VSI Global, LLC||White Energy||Oakwood Worldwide|
|Origin Agritech Ltd.||The Hillman Companies, Inc.||Worldwide Facilities|
|Amedisys, Inc.||Calix, Inc.||Marina Biotech, Inc.|
|Ceres Global Ag Corp.|
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GE [BOSTON] (NYSE: GE) announced that Jamie Miller, CEO of GE Transportation, has been named chief financial officer of GE effective November 1, 2017. Jeffrey S. Bornstein, GE vice chair and chief financial officer will leave the Company effective December 31, 2017, after 28 years of service. Jamie joined GE in 2008 as vice president, controller and chief accounting officer after 18 years of experience outside the company at Anthem, Inc and as a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Following her role as controller, Jamie went on to become GE’s chief information officer. After two and a half years in that role, Jamie became the president and CEO of GE Transportation.
Mattel, Inc. [EL SEGUNDO, Calif.] (NASDAQ: MAT) announced the appointment of Joseph J. (“Joe”) Euteneuer as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Euteneuer replaces Kevin Farr, who left the company on September 29, 2017. Prior to joining Mattel, he was CFO at Sprint Corporation. Prior to Sprint, he served as CFO of Qwest Communications, XM Satellite Radio and Comcast Corporation.
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. [FORT WORTH, Texas] (NYSE: PIR) announced that Darla D. Ramirez, the Company’s Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer, has been named Interim Chief Financial Officer in conjunction with the previously announced departure of Jeffrey N. Boyer, Executive Vice President and CFO. Ms. Ramirez joined Pier 1 Imports in 2005, where she has held positions of increasing responsibility within the finance organization, including Director of Finance and Director of Accounting Operations. In 2011, Ms. Ramirez was named Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Pier 1 Imports. Earlier in her career, she held financial roles in the media industry, most recently as Corporate Controller for Lionheart Newspapers LLC.
Alorica [IRVINE, CA] announced the appointment of Cindy Fiorillo as Chief Financial Officer. Fiorillo succeeds James Molloy who will serve as an executive advisor during the transition. Molloy served as the company’s CFO for the past four years. Fiorillo most recently served as senior vice president of finance and corporate controller at Broadcom Corporation. Prior to joining Broadcom, Cindy served in a variety of management roles at Sun Microsystems, including vice president of finance, internal audit, vice president of finance, world-wide operations, and vice president of finance, sales and services.
American Education Center, Inc. [NEW YORK] (OTCQB: AMCT) announced the appointment of Anthony S. Chan its Chief Financial Officer, replacing Max P. Chen who will continue to serve as the President, Chairman and sole director of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Chan has served as a senior financial advisor to the senior management of the Company since August 2017. Mr. Chan has advised and audited public companies and privately-held organizations across various companies. He was the Executive Vice President and Acting CFO of a NASDAQ-listed company from 2013 to 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Chan served as an Auditor Partner at UHY LLP and Friedman LLP, and a Consulting Partner at Berdon LLP. Mr. Chan currently serves as a Board of Director and the Audit Committee Chair of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the editorial advisory board for the CPA Journal.
Savi™ [ALEXANDRIA, Va.] announced that it has hired Jeffrey A. Friedman as Chief Financial Officer. Friedman joins Savi after eight years at Pherson Associates where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Pherson, Friedman was a founding partner and managing director for Monumental Venture Partners.
Purchasing Power, LLC [ATLANTA] announced that Wade Pierce has been named Chief Financial Officer. Pierce assumes CFO responsibilities from Scott Rosenberg, who was named President earlier this year. Previously, Pierce served as CFO at Sierra Auto Finance LLC/DriverUp Corporation. Prior to this, Pierce served as North American Controller for Citi Retail Services, a division of Citigroup. Additionally, he held several roles of increasing responsibility at Sears, Roebuck and Co., including Director of SEC Reporting and Controller of Sears Credit. Pierce began his career in public accounting and was a senior manager with KPMG LLP in Chicago.
AtScale [SAN MATEO, Calif.] announced the appointment of Pete Perrone as Chief Financial Officer. Perrone comes to AtScale having held CFO positions at public and privately held companies. He was previously Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and CFO of Limelight Networks and Percolate Industries.
E.W. Scripps Company [CINCINNATI] (NYSE: SSP) will launch a search for a new chief financial officer after the departure this week of Executive Vice President and CFO Tim Wesolowski. Scripps Chief Strategy Officer Lisa Knutson will serve as CFO in the interim. Wesolowski had served as CFO since September 2011.
HyperGrid [SAN JOSE, CA] announced that Robert Taccini has been appointed as chief financial officer of the company. Taccini joins HyperGrid from VCE Company, where he served as CFO. Previously, Taccini served in executive-level finance positions at Cisco and held senior roles in several technology firms including LightStream Inc. and BBN Inc.
Reliant Funding [SAN DIEGO and NEW YORK] announced that Paul Norman, a seasoned financial executive, joined the team as its new Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Reliant Funding, Norman was CFO at JP Morgan Chase. Norman spent 11 years at Citigroup, working in finance across multiple business units. He was CFO for the largest chain of check cashing stores in New York, while simultaneously serving as treasurer and a board member for Financial Service Centers of New York. Norman also served as CFO for a privately held student credit card company.
Berkeley Research Group [EMERYVILLE, Calif.] announced the appointment of David M. Johnson as chief financial officer. Kim Starr, who has served as BRG’s CFO since its founding in 2010, will become the firm’s chief accounting officer. Most recently, Johnson was the senior vice president and CFO of the International Rescue Committee. Prior to his service at the International Rescue Committee, he served as CFO at FTI Consulting. Johnson’s experience also includes serving as executive vice president and CFO of Fannie May from 2008 to 2010. In addition, he served as executive vice president and CFO of Hartford Financial Services Group.
G5 [BEND, Ore.] announced the appointment of Tanya Capuano as Chief Financial Officer. Capuano’s most recent role was leading finance for several businesses at Intuit including Mint, QuickBase and QuickBooks. Her background also includes leading acquisitions and divestitures at Hewlett-Packard, as well as strategic development as a management consultant earlier in her career.
Xcaliber International [PRYOR, Okla.] announced the hiring of Jay Smith as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Xcaliber International, Mr. Smith was Vice President of Finance, General Manager, and Board Member of OSECO, Inc., from November 2007 to October 2016. Mr. Smith previously served as Global Business Controller for the Exhaust Emission business unit at Delphi Automotive, from October 2002 to October 2007, and held various manufacturing engineering positions within the same business unit, from January 2001 to October 2002.
CSDC [AUSTIN, Texas] appointed Brian Thomson as CFO. Brian joins CSDC from Kinnser Software, where he served as CFO. Prior to that, Brian held several finance leadership and strategy roles, ultimately serving as U.S. CFO at Rackspace. Brian has also held financial management positions at Dell and Daisytek.
BIOLASE, Inc. [IRVINE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: BIOL) announced that John R. Beaver has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining BIOLASE, Mr. Beaver served as the Chief Financial Officer of Silicor Materials, Inc. from 2009 to 2013 and from 2015 to 2017. He also served on Silicor’s Board of Directors from 2013 to 2015. Previously, from 2013-2015, Mr. Beaver was Chief Financial Officer for Seattle-based Modumetal, Inc. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Beaver was at Houston-based Sterling Chemicals, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer and prior to that position he was its Vice President, Corporate Controller. He has also held senior financial management positions at Pioneer Companies, Inc., and Borden Chemicals and Plastics.
Health Catalyst [SALT LAKE CITY] named Patrick Nelli its Chief Financial Officer. Previous Health Catalyst CFO Dan Strong will remain with the company in an advisory role through 2019. Nelli joined Health Catalyst in 2013 and was until recently senior vice president in charge of developing a major new product line for the company. Nelli also led the development of the internal business operations group, including Health Catalyst’s own analytics infrastructure and processes. Before Health Catalyst, Nelli was a private equity associate in the healthcare group of GTCR Golder Rauner. Prior to GTCR, Nelli was a financial analyst for McColl Partners, a Charlotte, NC-based investment bank that was acquired by Deloitte in 2013.
Ceres Global Ag Corp. [MINNEAPOLIS, MN] (TSX: CRP) announced that Chief Financial Officer Mark Kucala has stepped down from his position but will stay on with the Company as Treasury, Risk and Process Improvement Manager. Replacing Mr. Kucala as CFO is Kyle Egbert who previously served as Ceres’ Vice President Finance.
Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. [COLUMBUS, Ohio] (NASDAQ: BBRG), owner and operator of the BRAVO! Cucina Italiana (BRAVO!) and BRIO Tuscan Grille (BRIO) restaurant concepts, announced that Diane D. Reed has returned to BBRG and was named Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. Ms. Reed most recently served as Executive Vice President-Finance for Frisch’s Restaurants since 2016. Prior to that, she was Vice President-Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at BBRG from 2007 to 2016. Ms. Reed held the position of Vice President and Controller of Wendy’s International from 2004 to 2007, various positions in financial services, third party administration, compensation and benefits at Nationwide Insurance from 1999 to 2004, and was Controller at Donato’s Pizza from 1994 to 1999. Earlier in her career, she held positions at The Limited and KPMG.
FVCbank [FAIRFAX, Va.] announced the addition of Jennifer L. Deacon, as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Deacon most recently served as executive vice president, chief accounting officer and corporate secretary with Cardinal Bank. Prior to Cardinal Bank, Deacon worked in the accounting departments at George Mason Bank and Patriot National Bank. Deacon follows former executive vice president and CFO Patricia A. Ferrick, who was promoted recently to president of FVCbank.
2e Creative [ST. LOUIS] promoted its chief financial officer Steve Roseman to chief operating officer. Roseman joined 2e Creative in 2015 as the agency’s chief financial officer. Throughout the last 25 years, he has held leadership positions in finance and operations across several agencies.
Welltower Inc. [TOLEDO, Ohio] (NYSE: HCN) announced that John Goodey has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to succeed Scott Estes, who is leaving Welltower to pursue other opportunities. Goodey has been with the company since 2014 and previously served as Senior Vice President – International. Goodey joined the company in 2014. Prior to joining Welltower, John held several senior investment banking roles, including Director and Global Chief Operating Officer of Deutsche Bank’s Global M&A business, and Managing Director of Barclays’ Healthcare Investment Banking practice. John began his career in finance and accounting for GlaxoWellcome.
Arsanis, Inc. [WALTHAM, Mass. & VIENNA] announced that the company has promoted Michael Gray to Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gray had served as Arsanis’ Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer since March 2016. Prior to joining Arsanis, Mr. Gray served in various senior leadership roles from 2000 to 2016 at Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS). Previously, Mr. Gray held positions at Reprogenesis and Ernst & Young, LLP.
VSI Global, LLC [CLEVELAND] (“VSI”), a portfolio company of Lakewood Capital, LLC and Spartacus Partners LLC, announced John Huff as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Huff joins VSI having most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Good! Greens. Prior to Good! Greens, John spent eight years at Ganeden Biotech, rising from Controller to Chief Financial Officer/V.P. Operations. John began his career at Omnitronics.
White Energy [PLANO, Texas] appointed Brian Steenhard as Chief Financial Officer. Steenhard previously served as CFO of Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. Steenhard also served as a vice president of Hawkeye Energy Holdings.
Oakwood Worldwide [LOS ANGELES] announced the appointment of Justin Pateman as chief financial officer. Pateman has worked with Oakwood Worldwide since 2016, where he has held both global and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, Africa) finance roles, and helped to develop the company’s strategy plans.
Origin Agritech Ltd. [DES MOINES, Iowa] (NASDAQ: SEED) announced that Ms. ZHOU Xin has been promoted and named Origin’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ms. ZHOU has most recently spent seven years with Monsanto China and will be based in Beijing. Shashank Aurora who served the company as CFO since May of 2016, has resigned to pursue new opportunities.
The Hillman Companies, Inc. [CINCINNATI] (NYSE-AMEX: HLM.PR) and The Hillman Group, Inc. announced that Robert (Rocky) Kraft will join Hillman as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on November 1, 2017. Prior to joining Hillman, Mr. Kraft served as the President of the Omnicare (Long Term Care) division, and an Executive Vice President, of CVS Health Corporation. Prior to mid-2015, Mr. Kraft was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Omnicare, Inc. Prior to late 2010, Mr. Kraft began his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP in 1992 and was admitted as a Partner in 2004. Mr. Kraft is also a member of the Board of Directors of Medpace Holdings, Inc.
Worldwide Facilities [LOS ANGELES, CA] hired John Galaviz as their new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Worldwide Facilities, Galaviz served as Chief Financial Officer for Answer Financial, an Allstate company. His background includes corporate development with Symetra Financial, a Berkshire Hathaway and private equity backed financial services company as well as investment banking experience with Lehman Brothers, Dillion & Read and Merrill Lynch.
Amedisys, Inc. [BATON ROUGE, La.] (NASDAQ: AMED) announced the promotion of Scott Ginn to Chief Financial Officer. Gary D. Willis has resigned his position as CFO and accepted an executive vice president and CFO position with another healthcare company. Prior to Amedisys, Ginn served as a Director at Postlethwaite & Netterville.
Calix, Inc. [PETALUMA, CA] (NYSE: CALX) announced that Cory Sindelar has been named Chief Financial Officer. Calix engaged Cory as interim CFO in May. Prior to joining Calix, Sindelar served as Chief Financial Officer at Violin Memory. Prior to his time at Violin Memory, Sindelar was CFO of Ikanos Communications. He has also served as vice president, corporate controller, and principal accounting officer at Legato Systems. Following EMC’s acquisition of Legato, Sindelar held a variety of senior financial positions.
Marina Biotech, Inc. [City of Industry, CA] (OTCQB: MRNA) announced that Amit Shah will join the company in the newly created role of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Marina, Mr. Shah served as Senior Director of Finance – ERP, at Young’s Market Company. Prior to Young’s, he was the Vice President of Finance & Accounting, and Acting Chief Financial Officer, of Insightra Medical Inc. Mr. Shah also previously served as VP Finance and Acting Chief Financial Officer at IgDraSol Inc., as Corporate Controller & Director of Finance at ISTA Pharmaceuticals, as Corporate Controller at Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, and Controller/Senior Manager Internal Audits at Caraco Pharmaceuticals Laboratories.